queries taking time inside `mon_synchronize`

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Thushara Wijeratna

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Feb 25, 2020, 11:21:37 PM2/25/20
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Hi All,

I have a Rails app (rails version 5.2.4.1 / ruby 2.6.3) that makes queries to a postgres database using ActiveRecord.
I want to reduce query latency.

I'm using NewRelic to understand what the slow queries are, and I see pretty much each one of them is spending time inside the `mon_synchronize` method in monitor.rb

I'm attaching a few screenshots from NewRelic.

My question is - what is the reason ActiveRecord is taking this lock? Is there anything I can do to get a better response from the queries.

The database itself is pretty small - thousands of records.

thanks,
thushara


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Josh Brody

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Feb 25, 2020, 11:31:11 PM2/25/20
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Hi Thushara,

Just to double-check: Is your database indexed correctly? Have you tried plugging in something like lol_dba gem to spot missing indexes?

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Thushara Wijeratna

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Feb 26, 2020, 12:33:02 AM2/26/20
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Yes - the indexes are there. Most times, postgres doesn't use them as it is faster to just read the rows from the table (vs going back to the table again). I've seen this to be the case unless the tables are large.
Also, it is generally pretty fast - but there is this occasional slow down.


On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:31:11 PM UTC-8, Josh Brody wrote:
Hi Thushara,

Just to double-check: Is your database indexed correctly? Have you tried plugging in something like lol_dba gem to spot missing indexes?

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On Feb 25, 2020, at 10:21 PM, Thushara Wijeratna <thu...@gmail.com> wrote:


Hi All,

I have a Rails app (rails version 5.2.4.1 / ruby 2.6.3) that makes queries to a postgres database using ActiveRecord.
I want to reduce query latency.

I'm using NewRelic to understand what the slow queries are, and I see pretty much each one of them is spending time inside the `mon_synchronize` method in monitor.rb

I'm attaching a few screenshots from NewRelic.

My question is - what is the reason ActiveRecord is taking this lock? Is there anything I can do to get a better response from the queries.

The database itself is pretty small - thousands of records.

thanks,
thushara


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